70% of energy from green sources, Sri Lanka's ambitious plan

70% of energy from green sources, Sri Lanka's ambitious plan

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Solar panels on private homes as well as wind and photovoltaic plants for a production of 3600 MW, the country focuses on renewables

Sri Lanka is looking to alternative energy is laying out a plan to reach 70% of electrical energy production from renewable sources by 2030.
To date, the country is already covering half of it energy need thanks to renewable energy, but – according to the government’s "Battle for solar energy" plan – this percentage will increase to 60% by 2020 and subsequently to 70% by 2030.
Within the plan are incentives for citizens to install solar panels on the roofs of their private residences able to generate enough energy to fulfil their homes’ energy needs.
Along with these incentives the government has plans for wind farms with a capacity of 600 MW and solar plants for 3000 MW, which are to be constructed in the next 10 years. The final goal is for Sri Lanoka to reach full energy independence.